- TripBuzz found 58 things to do with kids in or near Indianola, Iowa, including 52 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Des Moines, Urbandale, West Des Moines and Altoona.
- From Paramount 7 theater to Lake Ahquabi State Park, the Indianola area offers 45 different types of family activities, including: Movie Theaters, Parks, Specialty Museums and Picnic Spot.
- The site of the annual National Balloon Classic, the city of Indianola draws thousands of visitors each year to witness the captivating hot air balloon event. Located just eighteen miles south of Des Moines, the area is also popular for its close proximity to major attractions, shops and fine dining.
Located on the banks of Lake Ahquabi, Indianola's Lake Ahquabi State Park is a popular destination for camping, swimming, boating and picnicking. It has a beach shelter and tent campsites, but is closed during the winter.
Visit the colorful and inventive National Balloon Museum in Indianola, Iowa to celebrate one of the most adrenaline rushing activities known to man! Enjoy pictures, demonstrations, and the science behind hot air ballooning, as well as a look at a full hot air balloon up close and personal.
A movie theater with seven auditoriums, Paramount 7 Theatres displays first-run feature films using digital projection and sound. The theater offers RealD 3D movies, birthday party hosting and a snack bar with food and drinks.
Named for benefactors Mr. and Mrs. William Buxton, Buxton Park is situated on 5.4 acres and is home to a butterfly garden, arboretum and ornamental fountain. It provides benches, a gazebo and a trail suitable for biking and walking.
At Fleur Cinema & Cafe, visitors can watch a mix of independent, foreign, and blockbuster flicks in digital projection. In addition to movie theater popcorn, the concession stand offers alcoholic beverages and coffee to take into the theater.